Ok, so we have all been there. Through the years, I have learned to look before I leap. I always check the bathroom stall before I get down to business and make sure the toilet paper roll is full. I considered myself lucky on this day. When I walked in the stall, I noticed right away all these empty cardboard toilet paper rolls. I did not spot any TP, so I moved on to the next stall, but I couldn’t get those cardboard rolls out of my mind. These rolls are larger than average and are made from a thick cardboard. It got me thinking, these cardboard rolls could be useful and had repurpose potential. I took one of them home as an experiment.
I am still in the process of organizing my craft space, and I thought it would make a perfect pen/supplies holder. I found an old pickle jar lid that fit the circumference of the roll perfectly.
I used a hot glue gun to permanently adhere the lid to the bottom of the toilet paper roll.
I had some left over fabric from a previous project that I thought would be perfect. I traced the jar lid on the back of the fabric with a marker and cut it out with a pair of scissors.
I applied Mod Podge to the lid with a foam craft brush, applying the fabric tracing over it. I then applied Mod Podge to the entire outside of the roll.
I wrapped the fabric around to roll and carefully smoothed out any wrinkles and matching up the seam. I overlapped the fabric where the base met the cardboard.
I painted the inside with brown acrylic paint to match the fabric. Once dry, I applied Mod Podge to the entire roll inside and out to seal it.
Now the hamster wheel in my brain is turning! I have a feeling this will not be the last project utilizing these rolls!